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Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
Kelly Clarkson taped her daytime talk show pilot with a set that looks like the inside of a barn
The pilot, taped on Friday at Universal Studios Hollywood, kicked off with Clarkson singing a Cardi B cover, according to Entertainment Tonight. It also featured games, singing segments and interviews with guests including Chloe Grace Moretz, Josh Groban and Terry Crews, as well as a group of quilting ladies from North Carolina, a homeless shelter employee and a couple who were having trouble in the bedroom.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 3:28PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is interested in doing a #MeToo episode
Co-creator Dan Goor was joined by Terry Crews at the TV press tour today, discussing the potential of a #MeToo episode. “They are really hard to do, but we’re happy with the way they turn out," Goor said of the show's reputation for doing issue-oriented episodes. “The challenge is to stay true to the show and feel funny, but give a weight to the issue and explore it in a fair way. I can’t promise, but we’re really interested in trying to do a #MeToo story." Andy Samberg added: “We are not going to do unless we have the right take that does it justice." Crews also discussed going public with his sexual assault allegation, saying "I like to call it the Summer of Freedom."
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 3:05AM EDT
Samantha Bee: Les Moonves should've been asked to step down from CBS
“In the words of one of the immortal characters he helped create: ‘It’s time for this Moonves to be eclipsed,'" Bee said on Full Frontal while doing an impression of CSI: Miami's Horatio Caine. “CBS president Les Moonves is in deep trouble for sexually harassing female colleagues – or maybe he’s not in trouble at all,” Bee -- who tapes her show at CBS Broadcast Center in New York -- said on Wednesday's edition of Full Frontal. “Yes," she added jokingly, "who could ever bear to get rid of the creative mastermind who developed Hawaii Five-O and Hawaii Five-O: Miami? Les Moonves may be a brilliant TV creator, but no cop procedural, no matter how well-crafted and original, is worth ending a woman’s career to shut her up." ALSO: Terry Crews helps Bee tackle the seriousness of sexual assault on men.
Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 1:20PM EDT
50 Cent to The View: “I would never make fun of any sexual assault victim"
The rapper/Power producer was asked about his post mocking Terry Crews after the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star testified before a Senate committee last month describing his experience with sexual assault. "I would never make fun of any sexual assault victim," 50 Cent told The View panel this morning. "I wasn’t looking at Terry Crews that way at that point. I’m looking at the Hulk...the guy that’s this big that’s being taken advantage of. When the males that are here now, if you asked them if someone touched them without their consent, would they go, ‘Yo, whatchu doin’?’”
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 1:20PM EDT
Terry Crews recalled the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast reacting to Fox's cancelation on WhatsApp
“It was the shock of a lifetime,” Crews said of Fox's cancelation on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I had conversations with the whole cast. We were on this big, like, WhatsApp kinda link, and we all were like, ‘Oh my God, what are we gonna do?' I mean, it was horrible.”
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 9:21AM EDT
Andy Samberg: Entire Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast texted Terry Crews after his U.S. Senate testimony on sexual harassment
“We have a cast text chain and we were all texting him how incredible it was,” says Samberg, adding: “He’s a miracle. Terry’s the best guy,” Samberg said. “I am proud to know him.”
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 1:21PM EDT
Terry Crews shared a powerful tweet seemingly in response to 50 Cent's mockery
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star used a tweet to ask and answer a series of questions he's received that seemed to blame the victim in response to his groping allegation.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 10:16PM EDT
Petition calls for Starz to cut ties with 50 Cent following his mocking of Terry Crews' groping allegation
The Power executive producer tweeted yesterday that he was just kidding when he mocked the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star on Tuesday. But a petition states that "Starz should send a message to the rapper and to all other potential producers and filmmakers that they will not tolerate this type of ignorance."
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 2:32AM EDT
Did 50 Cent mock Terry Crews' groping allegation to promote the return of Power?
The rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday after the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star testified in front of a U.S. Senate committee about his groping allegation and toxic masculinity, mocking Crews with a meme that argued a guy as big and strong as Crews couldn't be the victim of sexual harassment. TMZ asked Crews about 50 Cent after his testimony. "First of all, I proved that size doesn't matter when it comes to sexual assault," Crews responded. 50 Cent later deleted the post. But as Deadline points out, 50 Cent has a history of bashing people on social media shortly before or after a major project of his is about to come out. His mockery of Crews comes days before the Season 5 premiere of Starz's Power.
Posted Tuesday 6/26/18 at 1:55PM EDT
Terry Crews delivers powerful testimony before the U.S. Senate's judiciary committee to support a bill for sexual assault survivors
Source: The Daily Beast
“This is how toxic masculinity permeates culture,” the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star told senators, describing his own allegation of sexual misconduct against a powerful agent and the retaliation he said he suffered after speaking out. Crews, who was making the case for the The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, said the incident made him want to come forward and “reflect on the cult of toxic masculinity that exists in our society.”
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
How the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast's "Nine Nine" chant came to be
Melissa Fumero revealed on Twitter it was Terry Crews who came up with the chant: "Fun fact: @terrycrews was the first to start yelling NINE NINE! on set. Usually on Monday early mornings or on a late night shoot to pump us up. Then, they started writing it into the show. He is our cheerleader and we love him for it!"
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 8:04PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews: "NBC is bigger and better"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast members celebrated their Season 6 pickup at the NBC upfronts this morning. Terry Crews was particularly blown away to be on the Peacock network, telling E! Online: "I've never been on a network this big. NBC, this is the real deal. The checks are going to be amazing!" To which Andy Samberg said: "We're going to have to fact-check that." Crews added, in an interview with Variety: “I remember I went to sleep and I woke up and my phone was glowing and I was like 'What is this?! Oh my, NBC!.' First of all, NBC is bigger and better, it’s the perfect place for us. It’s kind of like out of the frying pan and into heaven, not into the fire but into heaven itself." Noting that Samberg is an SNL alum, Crews added that the move just "makes so much sense and we fit in with their comedies." He added: "We’re going to make so much money ya’ll, I’m trying to tell you. Makes you happy!” ALSO: Lin-Manuel Miranda hung out with the cast after helping push for revival.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 7:13PM EDT
Why NBC's rescue of Brooklyn Nine-Nine made business sense
The late Friday rescue "wasn’t exactly a no-brainer— but it’s also one of the least risky calls Peacock execs will make this week," says Josef Adalian. As he points out, NBC had the most financially viable option for saving Brooklyn Nine-Nine because it's owned by sister studio Universal Television. "While Brooklyn’s so-so Nielsen ratings mean NBC likely won’t make much (or any) profit selling ad time on the show next season, these new episodes will likely pay for themselves due to the extra money Universal TV will make via its syndication deal with TBS and its streaming agreement with Hulu," he says. While the ratings have been terrible, Brooklyn Nine-Nine still has a passionate fan base, as proven by the internet freakout over its cancelation. As Adalian also points out, NBC is starved for comedies, despite the success of Will & Grace and Superstore. "Adding Brooklyn to the roster won’t transform NBC into a powerhouse, but it’s also not going to prevent the network from finding the big new comedy hits it needs," he says. ALSO: Terry Crews thanks Mark Hamill for using "The Force" to save the show.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
Terry Crews isn't mad about Brooklyn Nine-Nine's cancelation, says he'd be up for a revival on another network
Source: CBS News
"I'm super proud of all we've done and if by some incarnation we can come back in some kind of way -- another network or something -- I'm jumping at the chance, but as it stands right now, we are gone, and I'm not mad," Crews said today.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Terry Crews: Hollywood is "a very violent place" -- "it's like a plantation"
Crews recalls being on the set of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, shaking, when he decided to tweet his experience -- without consulting his friends, wife or manager -- that he had been allegedly groped by a powerful agent at Adam Sandler's house. He says of his legal battle with WME agent Adam Venit: “People don’t understand that Hollywood is a very violent place. The best way to put it is that it’s like a plantation. You use extreme violence. You see a lot of people who never work again. For even speaking up the whole thing is that they cut your head off so that the next person doesn’t speak.”